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of hurricane sandy that the white house had proposed. the vote on tuesday was another show of weakness for republicans as the gop leadership let the bill come to the floor despite the fact that only a small fraction of republicans supported it. the bill passed with 241 votes in the house only 49 of which came from republicans out of a total of 240 republicans in the house. the decision to bring the bill to the floor was a violation of the so-called hastert rule named after former republican house speaker dennis hastert who says that a bill should never be brought to the floor unless a majority of the majority can support it. the apparent disunity within the republican caucus offered house democrats the faint hope they might have a bigger role to play in the new congress than as the house minority over the past two years. the house democrats' new role in fact may prove crucial in the next major legislative battle over gun control. on wednesday the president proposed a package of gun law reforms in response to the massacre in newtown last month. the package is by all accounts the most sw
sandy. and the people of new york and new jersey and new england who were devastated by it to get the same kind of treatment that the people who suffered from cat in-- katrina did. left to republican votes and john boehner's best efforts have failed in the house of representatives. democrats passed it. both cases, democrats were the key. >> i thinks that-- these are exceptional cases. in the years ahead the republicans discover they can't govern controlling the house. the democrats are going to discover they can't get much done unless they control the house. and i think in general the general pattern is they both lost a lot of -- >> here we are the friday before the secretary inauguration, second term so we're talking about president's actions this week. how he is positioning himself, what do you see in that? for the secretary term? >> i think right now he's sort of in a much more moderate spot than he was last time. i think if you look at the first two big issues that first the fiscal fight where he's got the public on his side. you've got immigration where he's got the public on
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